Councilman Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. sent a letter to Mayor Bloomberg and started an online petition to save the $400 property tax rebate for homeowners. Recchia is encouraging all New Yorkers to sign the petition at the following link:
“We need to send out these checks, and we need to do it now,” Recchia wrote in his letter to the mayor. “They should have been in the mail already.”
“Every penny counts for New Yorkers struggling to make ends meet. Countless constituents have told me they rely on the rebate check for a variety of activities, from Christmas shopping to home heating costs. Up until recently they have been told by 311 and the Department of Finance that the check would be arriving in late Fall. Many of them are waiting for it, and have already worked it into their budgets. To rescind it now is tantamount to taking $400 out of their hands.”
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